If you are a young woman graduating from high school or college this year, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into the dress you’ll be wearing underneath your graduation robes. While graduation dress shopping may not be as exciting as hunting for a prom dress, it is important to find a dress for graduation day that will be comfortable, appropriate for being around your family, and (most importantly) totally on-trend. We’ve rounded up five of the hottest graduation dress styles for 2015. Read on to see some of the best dress styles for Graduation Day 2015.
1. made2envy Bodycon Midi or Mini Peplum Dress
If you’re looking for a dress that marks your transition into adulthood, this sophisticated peplum dress is a real winner. It’s available in white, which is nice for schools that require grads to wear white robes. If you’re lucky enough to go to a school with darker robes, then you can go with one of the other color options, like navy blue, red, or black.
We also like the fact that this dress is available in two lengths. If you’re looking for a more conservative cut, there’s a nice knee-length option. But if you want a dress that’s a little more party-friendly, you can go for the miniskirt option. Either way, this is a figure-hugging dress that will be a breath of fresh air after spending the day in billowing robes.
Price: $29.99, depending on cut and color selected
2. Parker Women’s Emmy Fit-and-Flare Dress
This gorgeous dress is perfect for a hot summer day. It’s short enough to feel flirty and feminine, but the neckline is still nice and high (so your grandmother won’t be scandalized by your cleavage). While the dress is dry-clean only, it’s worth the extra hassle to clean it properly. After wearing it for graduation, you can wear it to brunch or parties all summer long.
Price: $223.30 (30 percent off MSRP)
3. Rachel Zoe Women’s Stanley Buckle Strap Dress
This eye-catching dress is all about the straps. From behind, these buckle straps will definitely stand out. If you love dresses that show off your back, this is a style that will work great for you. The buckles are also adjustable, which is great for women who have a hard time finding dresses that perfectly fit their torso.
4. Finejo Women’s Sleeveless Flower Print Casual Mini Dress
Need a dress that looks great under light-colored robes? This is an excellent choice. It’s lightweight and short, making it comfortable to wear in a hot, crowded auditorium. It’s also fairly modest for a mini dress, so you will feel equally comfortable hanging out with family or friends. Overall, this is a great graduation dress for a gal on a tight budget.
Price: $11.88 and up, depending on color and size selected
5. Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Ian Cotton Voile Printed Fit and Flare Dress
Looking for a dress with a little flair? We love this figure-enhancing dress from Rebecca Minkoff. The triangle cut-out on the lower back is subtly sexy, and gives the dress added dimension. The top buttons down if you need to cool off, or if you just want to amp up your look. This design is hand-wash only, so make sure to take care of it properly.